About Us


Arrowhead Park Early College High School & Medical Academy
3600 Arrowhead Drive • Las Cruces, NM 88011
APECHS: 575-527-9540 | APMA: 575-527-5700
Grade Levels: 9-12
School Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Arrowhead Park Early College High School & Medical Academy (APECHS & APMA) are free public high schools in Las Cruces Public Schools. Students who attend will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with a New Mexico high school diploma of excellence and up to two years of college courses or an associate’s degree.

The original Arrowhead early college school opened in July 2010, and currently has nearly 500 students.  The Arrowhead Park Medical Academy opened in 2014 with current enrollment of 183. Both schools are located at 3600 Arrowhead Drive, in the Arrowhead Research Park at the south end of the New Mexico State University campus.

APECHS/APMA are open to all LCPS students who exhibit a sincere interest in academics and are willing to work hard to meet the demanding expectations of APECHS/APMA. Students must also be prepared to integrate into a university setting/adult environment.

APECHS/APMA programs of study and courses offer students pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Health Occupations, and entrepreneurship.

School bus transportation and meals are provided. Transportation is provided through school shuttles. Free and reduced-priced meals are available.

APECHS/APMA benefits to students:
• The opportunity to earn college credit. Each individualized education plan will allow highly-motivated students to acquire up to two years of college credit within four years of high school.
• Academic courses and career and technical studies aligned to students’ career goals.
• Personalized planning and support systems to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals.
• Student clubs and organizations that support academic advancement, social growth and leadership skills. APECHS/APMA does not offer athletic teams or fine arts programs.

Motto & Creed

Trailblazer Motto: Failure is not an option.

Trailblazer Vision: “We are dedicated to graduating all students prepared for success in their continued pursuit of postsecondary education and entrance into the workforce.  Through rigorous course work and apprenticeship, APECHS and APMA students will graduate with 21st century skills necessary for success in all future endeavors.” 

Trailblazer Creed:
"The road to success is not a path you find but a trail you blaze." 
-Robert Brault